Eddie Redmayne is the Magic Mike of magical creatures, and he can pop that booty like a pro. In "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," his character Newt Scamander has to do all kinds of odd things, including seduce a huge beast described as a "rhino meets elephant on heat." You didn't know it was that kind of movie!
Redmayne demonstrated his mating dance last night on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," using the word "humiliating" multiple times along the way.
Harry Potter queen J.K. Rowling wrote the "Fantastic Beasts" script, and when Redmayne came to the part reading, "Newt performs mating dance," he had to do a double take. "Two words have never filled me with so much sweat." Fallon said you don't want to Google something like that, to which Redmayne replied, "But I did, of course. I went and looked [up] 'weird random bird mating calls.' And I made a few videos that I would send to the director, they were the most humiliating things you've ever seen in your life." He said he'd then wait several "painful" hours until director David Yates responded with something like, "Not sure it's quite seductive enough..."
It was humiliating, Redmayne repeated, but then he offered to each Fallon the mating dance, which includes a loud bird call. ("Quick question: How tight are your pants?" ) Of course, the audience needed to see that happen, so watch it play out:That is so adorkably hilarious. If we were rhino/elephants in heat, we'd totally go for it. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" opens Friday, November 18.
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The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Read More